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Carney Chukwuemeka ‘set to spark transfer battle between Barcelona and AC Milan as Aston Villa name price for wonderkid’


ASTON VILLA starlet Carney Chukwuemeka is reportedly set to spark a transfer battle between Barcelona and AC Milan.

The midfielder, 18, is out of contract next summer and refusing to extend his Villa deal.

Aston Villa want £20m for AC Milan and Barcelona target Carney Chukwuemeka1
Aston Villa want £20m for AC Milan and Barcelona target Carney ChukwuemekaCredit: Getty

The Athletic claims Steven Gerrard’s side have tried everything in their power to keep Chukwuemeka at Villa Park.

But they are now ready to let the teenager leave for £20million.

Barcelona and AC Milan are both keen on signing Chukwuemeka this summer.

However, neither are willing to meet Villa’s transfer demands.

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And they will likely wait until January to approach the ace for contract talks over a free move next summer.

Chukwuemeka would still command a compensation fee due to his age.

But this would only be around £400,000 – a reduction significant enough to keep Chukwuemeka in limbo at Villa for another season.

There are other clubs interested in the England youth international too.

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Chukwuemeka has plenty of suitors in the Premier League after making 11 appearances last season.

Teams in Germany and Italy are also monitoring the situation this summer.

Villa still retain a fraction of hope they can eventually persuade Chukwuemeka to sign a new deal.

But all signs point to their 2020/21 Academy Player of the Year departing.



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